State of Maryland Income Tax Maryland State Income Tax
Tax Year 2023

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QuickFact: The average family pays $1,525.00 in Maryland income taxes. [1]
Rank: 23rd out of 51

Maryland Income Tax Table

Tax Bracket (Single) [2] Tax Bracket (Couple) [3] Marginal Tax Rate
$0+ $0+ 2.000%
$1,000+ $1,000+ 3.000%
$2,000+ $2,000+ 4.000%
$3,000+ $3,000+ 4.750%
$100,000+ $150,000+ 5.000%
$125,000+ $175,000+ 5.250%
$150,000+ $225,000+ 5.500%
$250,000+ $300,000+ 5.750%

Note: We don't currently have Maryland's income tax brackets for tax year 2024. Until updated 2024 tax rates become available for Maryland, the tax brackets shown above and used in the income tax calculator will be from tax year 2023.

Learn how marginal tax brackets work View an explanation of marginal tax brackets

Maryland Income Tax Calculator

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You can use our free Maryland income tax calculator to get a good estimate of what your tax liability will be come April. On the next page, you will be able to add more details like itemized deductions, tax credits, capital gains, and more.
Please remember that the income tax code is very complicated, and while we can provide a good estimate of your Federal and Maryland income taxes, your actual tax liability may be different.

The Maryland Income Tax

Maryland collects a state income tax at a maximum marginal tax rate of %, spread across tax brackets. Unlike the Federal Income Tax, Maryland's state income tax does not provide couples filing jointly with expanded income tax brackets.

Maryland's maximum marginal income tax rate is the 1st highest in the United States, ranking directly below Maryland's %. You can learn more about how the Maryland income tax compares to other states' income taxes by visiting our map of income taxes by state.

Maryland effectively double bracket widths for married couples filing jointly - other states with this law include AL, AZ, CT, HI, ID, KS, LA, NE, and OR.

There are 265 days left until Tax Day, on April 16th 2025. The IRS will start accepting eFiled tax returns in January 2020 - you can start your online tax return today for free with TurboTax TurboTax eFiling.

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Maryland Tax Deductions

Income tax deductions are expenses that can be deducted from your gross pre-tax income. Using deductions is an excellent way to reduce your Maryland income tax and maximize your refund, so be sure to research deductions that you mey be able to claim on your Federal and Maryland tax returns. For details on specific deductions available in Maryland, see the list of Maryland income tax deductions.

4.1 - Maryland Standard Deduction

What is the MD Standard Deduction for 2024? Unlike many other states, Maryland has no standard deduction. Certain itemized deductions (including property tax, qualified charitable contributions, etc) may be allowed depending on the income level and filing type of the taxpayer. Keep in mind that not all deductions allowed on your federal income tax return are necessarily going to be allowed on your Maryland income tax return.

4.2 - Maryland Personal Exemptions

Maryland has no personal exemption. The Federal Income Tax, however, does allow a personal exemption to be deducted from your gross income if you are responsible for supporting yourself financially.

4.3 - Maryland Dependent Deduction

Unlike most states, Maryland does not have a dependent deduction. You can, however, claim dependent deductions on your Federal Tax Return.

4.4 - Maryland Itemized Deductions

Maryland allows itemized deductions, and you can claim the same itemized deductions on your Maryland tax return as you do on your Federal tax return. You must choose between itemizing your deductions and choosing the Maryland standard deduction, so it's generally only worth itemizing your deductions if your itemized total is more then the Maryland and Federal standard deductions. For more details, visit the list of Maryland itemized deductions.

Maryland Income Tax Forms provides easy access to five of the most commonly used Maryland income tax forms, in downloadable PDF format. For all of the tax forms we provide, visit our Maryland tax forms library or the 's tax forms page.

Free Printable Maryland Income Tax Form 502 Individual Income Tax Return
Form 502 - Individual Income Tax Return
Form 502 is the individual income tax return form for residents that are not claiming any dependants. If you are claiming any dependants, use form 502B.
Free Printable Maryland Income Tax Form 502B Individual Income Tax Return
Form 502B - Individual Income Tax Return
Form 502 and form 502B filed together are the individual income tax return forms for Maryland residents claiming any dependants.
Free Printable Maryland Income Tax Form 502D Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
Form 502D - Estimated Individual Income Tax Return
You must file estimated individual income tax if you are self employed or do not pay sufficient tax withholding. Form 502D is meant to be filed on a quarterly basis.
Free Printable Maryland Income Tax Form 502E Extension of Time to File
Form 502E - Extension of Time to File
Use Form 502E to apply for an extension of time to file your taxes.
Free Printable Maryland Income Tax Form 502UP Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
Form 502UP - Estimated Tax Underpayment Form
If you underpaid or failed to pay your estimated income taxes for the previous tax year, you must file Form 502UP to calculate and pay and interest or penalties due.
Free Printable Maryland Tax Table
Printable Maryland Tax Table & Tax Reference provides a printable Maryland datasheet including an income tax table, a list of Maryland tax deductions, important URLs and addresses, and more. This document is in PDF format.
If you are not a resident of Maryland, have a complicated tax return, or have other specialized circumstances you may need to download additional tax forms from the website. You can find all of Maryland's 2024 income tax forms on the income tax forms page External Link.

How To File Your Maryland Income Tax Return

Once you've filled out your Maryland income tax return, you have several options for filing and paying your income tax. You can mail your return to the at the correct address below, and include your payment by check or money order. You may also electronically file your Maryland tax return through a tax preparer or using online tax software, and pay your taxes instantly using direct debit or a credit card (an additional credit card fee may apply).

Where To Send Your Maryland Tax Return

If you filled out physical tax return forms, mail your completed Maryland income tax return to the Maryland no later then December 31st. Please be sure to send your completed tax forms to the correct address for your filing type.
Income Tax Return
Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Division
110 Carroll Street
Annapolis, Maryland 21411
Income Tax Return (Express Mail)
Comptroller of Maryland
Revenue Administration Division
80 Calvert Street
Annapolis, MD 21401

e-Filing: Submit Your Maryland Tax Return Online

You can save time and money by electronically filing your Maryland income tax directly with the . Benefits of e-Filing your Maryland tax return include instant submission, error checking, and faster refund response times. Most tax preparers can electronically file your return for you, or you can do it yourself using free or paid income tax software, like the examples listed below.

To e-file your Maryland and Federal income tax returns, you need a piece of tax software that is certified for eFile by the IRS. While most in-depth tax software charges a fee, there are several free options available through the states, and simple versions are also offered free of charge by most tax software companies.

The two most popular tax software packages are H&R Block At Home, sold by the H&R Block tax preparation company, and TurboTax Federal & State, sold by the Intuit software company. Both companies produce multiple editions for simple to very complex tax returns, so be sure to carefully compare the features offered by each package.

Getting Your Maryland Tax Refund

Your Maryland Income Tax Refund Online

If your state tax witholdings are greater then the amount of income tax you owe the state of Maryland, you will receive an income tax refund check from the government to make up the difference.

It should take one to three weeks for your refund check to be processed after your income tax return is recieved. E-filing your return and filing early can help ensure your refund check gets sent as quickly as possible.

Once you've filed your tax return, all you have to do is wait for your refund to arrive. If you want to check the status of your Maryland tax refund, you can visit the Maryland Income Tax Refund page.


  1. Our state ranking and income tax figures are based on a family of four (married parents with two children) earning the national median household income of $50,000 per year. Deductions and personal exemptions are taken into account, but some state-specific deductions and tax credit programs may not be accounted for.
  2. Before the official 2024 Maryland income tax rates are released, provisional 2024 tax rates are based on Maryland's 2023 income tax brackets.
  3. The 2024 state personal income tax brackets are updated from the Maryland and Tax FoundationExternal Link data.
  4. Maryland tax forms are sourced from the Maryland income tax forms pageExternal Link, and are updated on a yearly basis. Please make sure the Maryland forms you are using are up-to-date.